Wednesday, September 3, 2008

According to 'Sons of Anarchy,' violence is the answer to all your problems

The series premiere of FX's series about a California motorcycle gang aired tonight in a special, 80-minute slot. Was it all that it was hyped up to be? In a way, it was and in a way it wasn't. Charlie Hunnam, a British actor playing the troubled young lead, Jackson Teller, held his own in a cast of veteran actors (Katey Segal and Ron Perlman play his character's mother and step-dad). The supporting cast was respectable in their roles. Was I blown away? Not necessarily, but then again, "Sons of Anarchy" isn't exactly my cup of tea.

If you like excessive violence (the premiere was incredibly bloody), motorcycle gangs, swearing up a storm and avenging the smallest of fuck-ups? Then this show is for you. But if you thrive on character-driven storylines and lighthearted comedy with a tinge of drama, then take a pass. You're not missing much.

One thing I was a big fan of was the music they featured on the show. But other than that, nothing about it will keep me tuned in. So I'll say this: "Sons of Anarchy" might have been highly entertaining for some, it wasn't for me. It's all a matter of taste.

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